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hightineraryOK  Sucess!


I drove up this peak sometime back in the mid-90s. More recently, I have participated in trail races at the nearby Mountain Institute.
Posted Feb 19, 2012 6:55 pm

chmoore577Rainy Oct weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2009


17th hp
Posted Jan 3, 2012 8:29 pm

Bluebell08Clouds and fog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2011


Some views on the drive up but the top was covered in fog and rain so there was no view at all. All to myself at the observation tower, but windy and cold. HP #16...on to MD same day.
Posted Oct 30, 2011 10:48 pm

vbeckman74Happy Tailless Labrador  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2009


Well groomed and lots of wild flowers.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:54 pm

xpdaSpruce Knob  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 1996


Skied part way.
Posted Aug 10, 2011 4:37 pm

climbmnHP#14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011


Nice day on top.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 7:29 pm

markowensSHP #5  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 4, 2010


When I went up there were a couple of inches of snow on the ground. I tried to find the USGS marker but I couldn't. I was the only person there and it was beautiful!
Posted Aug 8, 2011 9:01 am

TrailtrekerNJDouble Play  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2011


While it was raining at campground @ Harpers Ferry decided to road trip it to Spruce Knob. This is an ideal high point to occupy time with wife who is not a hiker. The drive up to the parking area and the 900' walk to the tower was enough for her. Smoothed it over with a picnic.
Posted Jun 25, 2011 5:35 pm

RhythmicMomReached on our RV trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2010


Such a beautiful trail at this high elevation - amazing views! We stopped here one of the days on our 9-person RV trip. We picked up a couple geocaches at the top and took some amazing photos!
Posted Jun 1, 2011 6:00 pm

CoronaHP #4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2011
Highpoint #4

WV-MD-PA in five hours
Posted May 31, 2011 1:00 am

highlandvillagerAlone again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2011


Other than one car descending about midway down the mountain on Briery Gap Road as I drove up, I didn't see anyone else on the mountain. Road conditions worsened as I ascended, and I was happy to park the car at the base of Forest Road 104 and hike the rest of the way. The sun and wind were knocking ice off the Spruce trees so fast that it sounded like a hail storm in some spots. Views from the top were nice, but the drive back down was dreadful until I descended below the snow line. HP38
Posted May 1, 2011 4:34 pm

montanajamesWindy and Foggy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2011


3rd highpoint of the evening. It was pitch black outside when I made it, but no worries: there were no views to be had anyways because of the fog. And the wind must have been blowing 50+ MPH.
Posted Apr 18, 2011 8:37 pm

redsplashman23Spruce Knob  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2011


5th State HP.
Posted Apr 16, 2011 5:38 pm

chilkoot1st highpoint  Sucess!


Did this one for the first time as a 7 year old. It was 15 years until I hit HP #2. I have been back to Spruce Knob twice since my first time and always enjoy the view from the tower.
Posted Apr 10, 2011 12:53 am

NJTripperWinter Wonderland!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010


With a couple inches new snow th enite before - the summit was postcard perfect! Cold and forsted over... spent a couple hours hiking the summit trail. Found a neat campsite about 1-1/2 N with stone 'chairs'. Quick lunch... then back tot he top. Beautiful day!
Posted Dec 5, 2010 6:16 pm

BigPond1My 3rd Highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2010


Dispersed camped the night before next to Gandy Creek in the Monongahela NF, woke up way too early (3:30am) broke camp and drove to the summit. Turns out the sunrise wasn't until 7:30ish! Lots of time to myself in the dark, but worth it as I got to watch the sunrise on the watchtower all by myself. Fall foliage was still decent, windy, but great view from this obvious highpoint.
Posted Nov 10, 2010 9:30 am

ArkitektNice Drive  Sucess!


Went up this one at about age 12. Nice drive and very windy at the top.
Posted Jul 23, 2010 3:02 am

cjrandallHighpoint #2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2010


I was in Fairmont, WV on a business trip, and decided it would be an easy drive-up after work let out, taking advantage of the long daylight hours this time of year.

My car's GPS took me a roundabout route with lots of dirt-gravel driving, but I got there eventually. Took the easier paved route on the way back through Briery Gap and got the extra treat of seeing Seneca Rocks as a bonus.

Awesome trip, beautiful views. The Allegheny Mountains really are pretty, even for a hardened highpointer from California!
Posted Jun 18, 2010 7:43 pm

Judd97HP# 4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2010


My 4th state high point. Long ways to go! I'm sure I'll recall the easy drive up while sucking air at altitude on some of the western high points :)
Posted Jun 8, 2010 5:09 pm

BConleyHP #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2010


got to see the sunset, beautiful. Plan on doing mt davis and backbone very soon.
Posted Jun 1, 2010 1:39 pm

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